skaredykat: TLM - 50,000 C.E. (Default)
Apart from a few recs at [community profile] fancake and some discursive essay-length comments about OTW and boards and ways to communicate, I've been pretty quiet recently.

So have some assorted recs: fanvids and fanfic, SGA and more )
skaredykat: TLM - 50,000 C.E. (Default)
In the last few days, my (Newer) SGA Fic Readers Guide has sparked discussion in a few places about the prevalence of McShep-focused resources in the fandom. (My guide does include a lot of links to McShep-focused resources, but it also includes many to non-McShep ones. However, if you're a reader who prefers to avoid the McShep pairing, I can see that it would not be the most useful guide for you.)

The upshot, which is wonderful and exciting, is that there's a project underway to create a whole slew of Guides to SGA Fanworks (which I suspect will also be less heavily fic-focused than mine, as a hardcore reader, is) that focus on a range of different genres -- gen, and many, many different pairings that aren't McShep, and character-focused intro pages and more.

More resources -- a win for the fandom! )
skaredykat: TLM - 50,000 C.E. (Default)
Two of my favorite SGA writers have together created a lovely little series -- one story and a remix is two parts is a(n incipient) series, right? -- which, well, if I were greedy I'd say begs for more, but -- and here's where I get to the point -- is also instantly on my mental list of "favorite x-type stories" for various things.*

Quick! Go read
Homework by [ profile] busaikko (Ronon/John, ~1000 words)
and the remix
Fieldwork by [ profile] rheanna27 (Ronon/John ~3200 words)

*those things being, among others:
Awesome Dave Sheppard-POV and Ronon-POV and bits of tasty backstory. Why Ronon decides to learn English. ranting!Rodney who is a true friend. The sense of acceptance and community and family, and just oh yum, all of it.

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skaredykat: (hellokitty-dinosaur)
Long, romantic, and feelgood, for your February 14 reading pleasure -- a very few selected stories. From (surprise!) several fandoms. Still, leading off with... ♥ ♥ ♥  Read more... )

In case you're not familiar with the canon sources for the (crossed-over/fused with) fandoms for these stories -- don't worry! In several cases, neither was I. :)

A few I've seen or read a bunch of, but for others I've only watched 2 or 3 episodes, for some I've seen just a trailer or a fanvid or two, and for a few I looked up the source on wikipedia -- after reading the fic. They were still all highly readable, enjoyable stories.

ETA: I just stumbled across a reccing comm that looks like it was made for meee, [ profile] epic_recs, which focuses on longer, well-written stories (in a variety of fandoms, handy now that I've branched out a bit from SGA). At least one of my favorite reccers from over at [ profile] sgagenrefinders recs there regularly, so now I'm just sorry I didn't find the comm earlier in my fic-reading! They have a bunch of Harlequin-type recs up this week (and several of the stories in this post have been recced there), so if you want more longer, well-written (romance or not) stories, go check out [ profile] epic_recs. :)

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skaredykat: (fikshun cat)
In recent weeks and months, I've seen stories by several SGA writers get friendslocked or taken offline entirely. In a very few cases, I've had comment- or PM-conversations with those writers. Usually me telling them -- very belatedly -- about my enjoyment of the stories and asking if sharing the stories would still be okay.

Fic writers have many reasons for taking stories down -- from offline and online life inadvertently crossing streams to RL concerns to disagreements to no longer feeling comfortable with a topic they wrote about or with a fandom-related online presence, or anything under the sun.

Whatever the writer's reason, they wrote the words and have the right to do with them what they want or need to. Read more... )

Gasp! a policy )

* Or got a free copy of it because the author Creative Commonsed it or handed out free copies in another fashion because they want people to share their work.

ETA another footnote )

Originally posted at
skaredykat: (rainbow unicorn)
I've dipped my toe a tiny bit in the waters of "real" reccing (as opposed to more casually recommending stories in replies at the wonderful [ profile] sgagenrefinders comm), mainly by posting some recs over at [ profile] sgversetop5 and in a few posts in this journal. If anyone's curious, here's the consolidated linkage for their whereabouts: Read more... )
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